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Afghanistan: NATO commander warns of Taliban violence

US President Joe Biden has pledged to remove US forces from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021. His top US commander of NATO'S Resolute Support Mission, General Austin Miller, issued a warning of removing troops. While speaking on the Today Programme, he spoke to chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet and admitted there was an expectation the Taliban would return to violence after the US left.

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He insisted the Afghan army would need to continue in dealing with the issue in the region and take greater responsibility.

General Miller said: "It is a risk to our forces, it is a risk to the future of Afghanistan as we go forward.

"We are watching closely what the Taliban will do post ET's fire.

"Ideally they will continue with the reduced violence because it is something that the Afghan people want.

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Joe Biden NATO Taliban news Afghanistan US troops leave vnJoe Biden's top US commander warned that the Taliban could resume violence as soon as American troops leave Afghanistan. (Image: GETTY)

"But the expectation is that they will pick up violence in the near term."

Ms Doucet argued how the US would manage their fears surrounding a return to violence by the Taliban.

She said: "How can it not worry you?


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